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McDonalds Workers and Alabama Prisoners

From The Final Straw Radio.

I’m on a complete communications blackout, so I have access to very limited news brought to me mostly by Walt Disney News Corporation, designed to keep all of us hypnotized and under control. But, I’ve heard bits and pieces about some events that involve McDonalds’ workers and Alabama prisoners. I don’t know the details of those situations, but why should that stop me?

I think what’s transpiring with regard to McDonalds’ workers and Alabama prisoners is monumental and signals the beginning of something big. Here’s why:

In the 1990s, large corporations took advantage of international trade deals, moving jobs to locations that gave them greater advantages. They shipped U.S. jobs to Mexico, then Mexican jobs to India, then Indian jobs to China. It was a “race to the bottom.” In fact, today, manufacturing jobs aren’t located in any one country but are, instead, in a state of constant migration. There’s now such a large pool of unemployed and desperate people in the U.S. that those jobs are circling back around on a second tour, returning at sweatshop wages. All of this was driven by a larger corporate strategy, of course, as corporations amassed more wealth that translated as more power, and the rest of us were left powerless and sleeping in our cars… if we were lucky to have a car. The corporations now hold everyone hostage, making outrageous demands for tax breaks and for subsidies, for workers to take pay cuts and give up benefits… or they’ll pack up and leave for greener pastures. Read more »

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop!

cswsThere’s lots of new stuff at!

Want to see a basic chronology of what’s been going on in the war of attrition between Sean and certain central office fuckweasels? Look here:

How about Sean’s proposal of how to settle the A12M lawsuit before things get any more out of hand? That’s here:

Wanna see the argument Sean used to win a reduction in his security level? I think you do, it includes COs running around naked and shooting roman candles out of their ass cracks:

Sean’s most recent philosophical treatise is a twelve page deposition to the courts, in which he tries to explain anti-civ anarchism to the poor deluded hierarchs in a language they might understand. Wanna read it?

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Effective Until: PERMANENTLY!

visitation-restBen Turk received a letter from Toledo Correctional, following up on his restriction from visitation. It’s a form he received after June 10th informing him that he’s got until seven days after June 2nd to appeal his removal from BlackJack’s visitor list.

None of the other prisons in Ohio bothered to send this form, but Toledo, where Sean was held captive, beaten, and tortured years ago and is probably still known and resented seemed to relish the fact. The original letter from central office said Ben would be restricted “indefinitely” but ToCI staff used caps lock and bold to indicate that the restriction is “effective until: permanently!”

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